April 23, 2017 Subject:
I'm not real fond of hostage-noir
February 4, 2010 Subject:
Movie tough guy takes back-seat.
Not bad. Tense moments. Cool cars. Two guys going fishing get abducted at gun-point by ruthless, murdering hitchhiker on-the-run played by William Talman. Talman is best known as Perry Mason's nemesis, District Attorney, Hamilton Burger. Disappointing, as I had expected movie tough guy Edmund O'Brien to cold-cock this bum early on. O'Brien's character and his fishing bud ride endlessly through the Mexican desert going-along-to-get-along, until the cops catch up. Then O'Brien takes a well-deserved swing at the handcuffed creep. Watch it.